Lifetime TV Shows

About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Army Wives
Army Wives
Bring It!
Bring It!
The Client List
The Client List
Project Runway
Project Runway
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Child Genius
Child Genius
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Pop Game
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
The Red Tent
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Project Runway All Stars
Flowers in the Attic
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Little Women: NY
UnREAL
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
America's Most Wanted
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
The Cheerleader Murders
The Houstons: On Our Own
Mom's Cooking
Coming Home
Killer Kids
Blood Ties
How To Look Good Naked
On the Road with Austin & Santino
Roseanne's Nuts
The Capture of the Green River Killer
An Officer and a Murderer
Beyond the Headlines
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
BAPs
The Sisterhood
The Jacksons: Next Generation
My Sweet Audrina
Vivica's Black Magic
Bringing Up Ballers
Little Women: Atlanta: Monie Gets Married
Under the Gunn
Million Dollar Shoppers
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Against the Wall
Queen Sized
Lifetime Scary Movies
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Pretty Wicked Moms
The Wrong Woman
True Tori
Kosher Soul
Maneater
Models of the Runway
Blush
DietTribe
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Sherri
America's Psychic Challenge
Cook Yourself Thin
Matched in Manhattan
Side Order of Life
State of Mind
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lovespring International
Your Mama Don't Dance
The Balancing Act
Top This Party
The Pregnancy Pact
Cheerleader Nation
The Fairy Jobmother
Suite 7
Seriously Funny Kids
Teen Trouble
Four of a Kind
Jersey Cheer
Whatever, You're Wrong!
Glamour Belles
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Love Handles
Brighton Beach
The Conversation
The Protector
Russian Dolls
Hef's Runaway Bride
Picker Sisters
Modern Love